Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This position is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist (Senior Environmental Contaminants Specialist), GS- 0401-13 working in Falls Church, VA or Lakewood, CO or Fort Collins, CO for the Region 9, National Wildlife Refuge System, Branch of Wildlife Resources.
The salary will be based upon duty station and locality pay once selected.
Locality tables may be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2021/general-schedule/ Only experience and education obtained by 02/24/2021 will be considered.
In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.
You must meet A or B below to qualify for the position.
Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.nOR B.
Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting one of the basic entry requirements listed above, you must have the appropriate specialized experience as described below.nYou may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service must include all of the following: Comprehensive knowledge of and technical skill in environmental contaminants fate and effects.
Design, implement and oversee field sampling, and monitoring studies that investigate potential impacts from contaminants in a variety of habitats and environmental conditions and develop cleanup restoration alternatives.
Interpret and synthesize data from field investigations or reports.
Comprehensive knowledge of Federal regulations, policies, and requirements for natural resource conservation and protection associated with Federal lands and facilities.
Effective oral and written communication with diverse audiences.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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